by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Davey CulpusTwo local people were arrested last Friday in connection with an Oregon State Police traffic stop on U.S. Highway 97 about four miles south of Bend after a trooper located approximately 4 pounds of methamphetamine in their vehicle. On April 4, at approximately 12:20 p.m., an OSP trooper stopped a 2003 Hyundai Elantra displaying Oregon license plates northbound on U.S. 97 near milepost 146 for a speed violation.

During the traffic stop, the two occupants were identified as driver Carmen D. Zavala, 32, of Madras, and passenger Davey L. Culpus, 28, of Warm Springs. An investigation during the traffic stop led troopers to discover approximately 4 pounds of methamphetamine concealed in the car's trunk and rear passenger compartment. The estimated value of the seized methamphetamine was $60,000. Zavala and Culpus were arrested on charges of unlawful delivery and possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine.

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